So, my very good friend Tiffany, is having a birthday on Wednesday. I happen to know that her favorite cake in the world, is red velvet. I am a very good cake maker...especially when it comes to the kind in the box, so I thought I would make her some cupcakes for her birthday and bring them to her in a pretty cupcake stand...which is her actual birthday present.
Hhhmmm. Did you know they don't make boxed mixed of red velvet cake? At least none that I could find readily available.
Scratch. I did my research. Looked up recipes. Found out some interesting things. Some of them called for crisco. I crossed those off the list early on. Shortening is just bad bad bad. I found another interesting ingredient...but it appeared in many of the recipes, so I am taking their word on it. Vinegar!
I also looked at the comments people made on the recipes. They all agreed that it needed more cocoa powder.
I made my notes and went to the store.
Now, I have learned lessons the hard way in life...so I thought I would do a trial run. I start getting the ingredients out this afternoon.
Rats, forgot the buttermilk.
Went back to the store.
Got home and went back to work.
Rats...I don't have any vinegar.
I send Owen down the street to borrow some from my neighbor, Karen. She isn't home...so guess what? Back to the store.
Guess who I run into at the store? Karen!
Got home and put the last ingredient, the vinegar into the wet bowl.
Uh Oh....I used the Tablespoon. It only needs a teaspoon.
Call Fred and ask him to pick up a small bottle of RED FOOD COLORING. Yes, I said a bottle. I had to explain to him that it required a whole bottle, 1 oz of RED FOOD COLORING, and yes, they sell it at the store.
When he came home I emptied the whole bottle into the cake batter and finished the recipe once and for all.
Fred was playing with my timer though...and the tops have a little stiffer in texture than I would like. Here they are....
I used this recipe.